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    evidence that suggest any attempts by Fortunato to belittle or insult Montresor in any way. I believe that Montresor may have been jealous of Fortunato’s success in life, and that is what drove him to vengeance. For example, on their way to the catacombs Fortunato makes a hand gesture of the Masons, a secret brotherhood, which Montresor doesn’t understand. Fortunato ask if Montresor is a Mason and for him to prove it, and Montresor lies and shows his trowel (Cask 5). This proves that

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    Cask

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    The struggle with revenge is centuries old, thought to be as normal as the rising sun. But what if the idea of revenge being self-destructive? Seeming to be one of the innermost instincts mankind has. Poe’s story illustrates the idea that revenge can drive a man so mad to the point of illogical behavior. The narrator starts out with a confusing sentence. “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge”. This sentence marks the speaker

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    Montresor's Revenge

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    between Fortunato and Montresor’s character flaws which led to the major conflict, while simultaneously studying how obsession can control the mind. By studying these downfalls , the story darkly shifts from the carnival celebration to death in the catacombs. The story descends to madness much like how the mind does when it deals with strong fixations. Even at the story’s opening sentence, there is a sense that the narrator is still grappling with his all-encompassing obsession with the murder. It is

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    Cask Of Amontillado Mood

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    Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” is a hair-raising tale that follows one man’s twisted quest for revenge. Although Carnival season is in full-swing above ground, Fortunato finds himself being led to his death below ground. Fortunato’s past insults will ensure that he will never again participate in another party; Montresor will make sure of that. As if the story’s main idea was scary enough, Poe uses specific details and descriptions and dialogue to produce a mood that is both chilling

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    can also be defined as a place where someone is laid to rest in. Amontillado is very expensive and luxurious wine that Montresor promises Fortunato at the end of the catacombs. It is very telling that Fortunato’s cask, if you will, is the Amontillado, itself. Fortunato’s self-indulgence has led him straight to the end of the catacombs, but also to the end of his life. Montresor uses his quick wit and sly moves knowing that Fortunato would never be able to resist such a delicacy. Fortunato believes

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    Ah, the carnival season. One of the most beloved times of the year. Days consist of sunshine, wine, and bells of excitement. Parties until dawn and music galore. Most look forward to these moments, but not I. Not anymore. I must not. I can not. Fifty years ago today, I died during this adored season. This mockery of a wonder filled time. Once again the day comes. The day of which people celebrate their liveliness and joy, oblivious to the pain of the world. My pain. A beautiful, carnival evening

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    Montresor Revenge

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    Many short stories have characters looking for revenge. However, there are only a few characters who manage to have a revenge that is well planned. In the short story "The Cask of Amontillado," by Edgar Allan Poe, Montresor plans out his revenge on Fortunato. It was well planned out, that it felt natural for Fortunato to follow along with Montresor's plan. The setting, in which Montresor and Fortunato are at the beginning of the story, has a lot to do with Montresor's plan. At the beginning, they

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    wine cask of Amontillado verified as genuine. Montresor chooses a time when Fortunato is drunk to dupe him into going down the spiral stairs into the catacombs, which serve as a sort of family burial grounds for the race of Montresors. But rather than a mere cask of wine, Fortunato finds his death; for Montresor bricks him into a niche of the catacombs which has remained undisturbed for the fifty years since the murder was performed. How simple! How simple, indeed--at least until we examine a group

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    Montresor

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    middle of paper ... ... in an unnamed European city. The location quickly changes from the lighthearted activities associated with such a festival to the damp, dark catacombs. This helps to establish the sinister atmosphere of the story. It seems like all the settings are well prepared for Montresor’s revenge. There are bones and catacombs, and of course the Amontillado. We can tell the strong purpose of Montresor. We can even tell the author’s purpose from this story. The whole story is kind of twisted

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    himself as “skillful in the Italian vintages” (248) and he purchased massive quantities whenever possible. Both Montresor and Fortunato are proud of their status in society. This is apparent because Fortunato describes his home, which includes catacombs. He also speaks about his attendants. He asked that his attendants stay in the house during his absence, which represents that he had sleeping quarters for them. In this era, one was considered rich to house servants. Montresor refers to Fortunato

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